In a recent move,
) has asked for a ban on the sale of products manufactured by
Samsung Electronics Co. in the United States.
The company recently asked U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San
Jose, Calif. to stall sales of 20 smartphones and tablets, which
includes models such as Galaxy S 4G, and Galaxy Tab 10.1, which
have been found to infringe Apple's patent last year.
Although Apple's bid for a sales ban on Samsung devices was
rejected by Lucy Koh, a federal appeals court on Nov 18 cleared
way for the iPhone maker to carry on with the injunction, which
has been targeting Samsung's products.
Samsung discontinued the sale of these models, which
diminished Apple's need to put an injunction on the same. The
Federal Circuit court in Washington, in a recent statement, made
it clear that Apple could modify its request to focus on
infringement of patents covering smartphone features, which
include multi-touch technology, an important issue in the 2012
However, the company cannot ask for block Samsung products for
infringing patented designs. We believe that this is going to be
a long drawn process, which will take some time to resolve.
Previously, Apple won more than $290 million from Samsung in lieu
of damages for a trial stemming from the same case in which Apple
is pursuing the sales ban request.
Apple has always been entangled in various lawsuits involving
companies such as
) and HTC. Apple has also fought legal battles against
More importantly, Apple has received unfavorable verdicts in a
couple of cases from the International Trade Commission (ITC).
So, the final verdict might go either way.
Apple currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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